Barnados – Resources for Parents

Barnardos continues to support children and their families, and they want to provide you and your children with the opportunity to check in with your Heart, Body and Mind regularly.

Woodland Trust – Trees, Birds & Animals

This website has information about trees, birds and animals. While you're out enjoying the lovely weather, have a look at the leaves on the trees, the birds and other wildlife. This website will help you with names and has lots of images & interactive quizzes.

The Museum of Childhood

This is a platform for children to express their hopes and fears around Covid19, through art and writing. Each week, a virtual exhibition is published, children can send in a piece or just look at the work of others.

‘Breathe’ Resource to support Children’s Wellbeing

This is a from the PDST - 'Breathe - Self-Regulation and Relaxation Techniques for Children' features a range of calming breathing techniques, written activities and guided visualisations that children can use to bring about a sense of peace and comfort in any situation. The resource is suitable for children of all ages and class levels.

Art Hub for Kids

Art Hub for Kids gives a step by step guide to drawing - some great examples on display around the school.

World Book Online

Everyone has free access to World Book Online through Scoilnet. Suitable for pupils of ALL ages. We think you'll learn lots of interesting things and you'll get a lot of ideas for projects.

Information from Speech & Occupational Therapists

The Special Education Support Service has provided a Top Tips Document from Speech & Language Therapist, and Occupational Therapists. It gives tips to help all pupils with Attention & Listening, Play, Language, Screen Time, Gross Motor Skills, Handwriting and Literacy.

Latest Updates

Junior Infants
Numeracy:
Counting from 1-10
Writing numbers 1, 2 and 3
Counting songs on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ir_l7qTiZ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZw9veQ76fo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrM62pv56o0

Literacy:
Phonics: continue to revise first three sets of sounds
(s, a, t, i, p, n) (ck, e, h, r, m, d) (g, o, u, l, f, b)
Sing Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube
Jolly Phonics App.
Practise letter formation for the above sounds
Watch Alphablocks on YouTube

Fine Motor Skills:
Art (cutting, gluing, sticking)
Drawing and colouring with correct pencil grip (‘pinchy fingers’)
Playdough
Beading, threading
Household jobs (hanging up washing, buttoning clothes, zipping coats etc)